Notes on flights in 1944 and 1945

MNorthGJ173836-160523-03.pdf

Title

Notes on flights in 1944 and 1945

Description

First page records three flights 8/14/19 August 1945 in Lancaster as duty rear gunner. Page two records operation to Duisburg 21 February 1945 'missing' and repatriation flights in C-47 and Lancaster on 8 May 1945. Page three records flight to Berlin by Lancaster on 28 September 1945 and return on 29 September 1945. Page four records that nine flights were flown between 19 September 1944 and 30 September 1944. It goes on to lists the captains and mentions the award of Distinguished Flying Cross. It concludes with mention of operations to Boulogne and Calais which were day flights and provides hours.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Four page handwritten document

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MNorthGJ173836-160523-03

Transcription

Gravely.

35 Squadron 8 Group

8/8/45 Lancaster O
F/Lt. Ashwell.
Duty Rear Gunner
Ferry Base – Downham Base 00.50

14/8 Lancaster U
Fl. Lt. Ashwell
Duty Rear Gunner
Cross Country. 3hr.50

09/8 Y Lancaster Sq. Ltd. [sic] Baldwin
DFC DFM DSO
Duty rear gunner.
Ferry Marseilles – Tibbenham Base.
07.50.

[Page break]

Feb 45

5 flights –

Pilot F/Lt. Tropman
DFC.

from 13/2/45 to
21.2.45 –

Operations Duisberg
MISSING.

On 8/5/45 Repatriation.

2 entries

09.30 Dakota
Pilot Lt Harrington
Duty – Passenger.
Remarks Landshut – Rheims [deleted] 027’ [/deleted] 02.15

18.00 Lancaster
Pilot W/O Bellvean
duty Rear Gunner
Remarks Junncourt – Westcott. 02.30

[Page break]

8 Group H Q.

28/9/45 0730. Lancaster
* Fl. Lt. England
Duty Passenger.
Gravely – Tibbenham – Berlin 3.10

29/9/45 Lancaster
* Fl. Lt. England
Duty Passenger.
Berlin – Tibbenham – Gravely 3.15

* Could this be Dr. Mike England’s father – I am reasonably confident he was in the RAF, & would have been in the right age group.

[Page break]

35 Squadron 8 Group

Gravely.

17/9/44 -> 30/9/44

9 flights –

Pilots G. Capt Dean DSO DFC + Bar (twice)
Fl. Lt. Hall DFC 7 [deleted] 6 [/deleted] times.

Awarded DFC.

Ops – Bologne, Calais
Day flights
20hr. 55mins.

Citation

“Notes on flights in 1944 and 1945,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 14, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8042.

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